Sylvia was born into a strained marriage, and all she has ever known has been a life where her father would hit her mother, and Sylvia at times. No matter how hard she tried to please him it was never enough. She was the top of her class, in so many activities, but he was never happy and she quickly grew to resent her parents as she grew up. She hated her father, and while she still loved her mother - she hated her refusing to leave him despite her begging her to, afraid one day he was going to hit Nicole too hard and she wouldn't wake up from it. Sylvia discovered that she was gay and came out to her mother, her father overheard and it led to an argument where her abilities surfaced and she destroyed part of their home. Now, scared of what she can do, Sylvia has begun getting a grasp on her newfound abilities since coming to Zeppelin City.